Silhouette Soft is a thread lift procedure to lift tighten & redefined the face in about 45 minutes for a results that last between 12 months.
As a thread lift procedure Silhouette Soft is a unique as it combines 2 treatment effects:
A discreet and immediate lifting effect: as soon as the threads are applied, your doctor reshapes the treated area.
A gradual and natural regenerating effect: as the Poly-L-lactic acid threads are absorbed by your skin they stimulate collagen production to restore your natural facial shape. Poly-L-lactic acid is a collagen stimulator.
Who is suitable for a thread lift treatment?
Thread lift treatments are suitable for men and women over 30, who are experiencing sagging skin along facial contours resulting in the appearance of facial creases. Thread lifting is suitable for all skin types, but is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.
56 year old man before and one month after his thread lift.
Advantages of Silhouette Soft
Silhouette threads can be combined with Sculptra and dermal filler procedures to get enhanced results.
The procedure provides immediate results.
There is no downtime.
What is involved in a thread lift treatment?
The thread lift procedure is only performed by our Clinical Director, Dr Victoria. After the application of local anaesthetic Dr Victoria inserts the threads under your skin before using them to reshape the area to achieve the lifting effect. No incision is required, as the thread is inserted using a fine needle. No stitches are required as the threads are held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions. One or more threads may be applied, depending on the desired outcome.
When do results show and how long do they last?
The thread lift procedure only take 45-60 minutes. Results are immediate and will last up to 12 months. You will receive a complimentary review at 6 weeks to discuss your results.
What downtime can you expect?
Most patients return to work or their social engagement immediately after the procedure. Following thread placement you will have a series of needle marks on each side of the face which will remain visible for the rest of the day, but can be covered with makeup the next day.
Some patients experience minor bruising and swelling around the insertion points which resolve in 5-10 days. For up to a week after the procedure you may feel tender around the threads.
Aftercare the procedure you should:
Sleep on your back for 3-5 nights.
Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds and contact sports for 14 days.
Avoid swimming pools, spas, saunas and dental surgery for 21 days.
Actress Gillian Taylforth, star of Hollyoaks and EastEnders, talks about her Silhouette Soft thread lift procedure, performed by Dr Aamer Khan, in preparation for her 60th birthday.
Former Olympian and Commonwealth champion swimmer Sharron Davies reveals in HELLO! magazine how Silhouette Soft, performed by Dr Tracy Mountford, is the secret of her youthful appearance.
Sharon has had Silhouette Soft, to lift her brow, the 53-year-old athlete and mother-of-three says: "I'd been having Botox and fillers since my late thirties – not because I want to appear to be a different age but to look the best I can at any age – and this new procedure has worked wonders for me in a soft, subtle way."
What risks are associated with thread lifts?
Silhouette Soft technology is based on 6 years industry experience in suture suspension in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, called Silhouette Lift which received FDA approval in 2006. The threads are manufactured under strict quality controls in the United States and are used by plastic surgeons and doctors internationally.
Common temporary side effects include bruising and swelling which resolve in 5-10 days. You may also experience puckering or dimpling at insertion points which normally disappears in a few days.
How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our team - who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining the cost and any associated risks.
All consultations are conducted by doctors, nurses and laser aestheticians and cost £25, so you will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff - as we do not employ them.
How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?
Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.
We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.